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Yale's Robert Reed discusses his painting in free lecture

March 3, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Robert Reed, Jr., professor of painting and printmaking at Yale University, is coming to Western Michigan University as a featured visiting artist and judge of the Annual Art Student Exhibition.

Reed will give a public lecture on his painting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in Room 1213 of Sangren Hall. In addition to teaching at Yale, he is an actively exhibiting artist and director of undergraduate studies in art. His visit is sponsored by WMU's King-Chavez-Parks visiting professors program.

The Annual Art Student Exhibition is March 17-31 in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room.

Reed's art has been exhibited in America and in Europe and has been included in exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Reed has lectured widely and taught at Skidmore College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is the author of several drawing programs, has been a Yaddo Fellow and, in 1980, he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

For additional information, contact the School of Art Exhibitions Office at 269 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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